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The Conner Collection.

Treasures from the French and Indian Wars to the American Westward Movement, gifts, found, traded for or purchased.

Shown are just a few items that came from this collection and have been offered for sale or trade over the years. The family has  asked that a few items be displayed, to answer questions of what happened to this well known collection now belonging to others. The remaining pieces are being prepared for a "loan program" to travel different museums across North America.

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Quilts

 

These are just examples of some of the quilts sold recently.

All the quilts were dated by:

The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden Colorado.

Fabric type, pattern design, batting material, style, thread material and stitching are just a few items looked at when dating a quilt.

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Susanna (Imler) Boyer b.1888 -d.1980

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These quilts dated 20-25 years apart with the latest being estimated to have been produced before 1890 according to the number of variations shown earlier in this information.

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Virginia (McClintic) Boyer  b. unknown -d. 1877

Estimated date

1870'S

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[Conner Collection]

This quilt had the maker's name which really helped with dating, saving time and money in the research.

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Virginia (McClintic) Boyer  b. unknown -d. 1877

Estimated date

1850'S - 60'S.

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 If possible you should record anything know about the maker, previous owner, etc. on any item you have in your collection for the next generation that in time will be the new owner.

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Susanna (Imler) Boyer b.1888 -d.1980

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You will be surprised what little value yard goods have. One would think with older items they would bring really good prices at auction, eBay, estate sales, etc. Don't bank on it, its all in special little details that seem to catch the buyers eye that make the prices rise as at a sale.

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Emma (Swartzell) Boyer  b.1867 -d.1935

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Of a couple of pre 1900's quilts, many family hand-me-downs, only one was kept because of condition, age and design. The other quilts now have new homes, some at local museums wanting good examples of period designs.

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Emma (Swartzell) Boyer  b.1867 -d.1935

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NOTE

Items shown on the "Conner Collection" pages have been SOLD and have been transferred to museum and personal collections across N. America.

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